Russia backed Kurdish terrorists have attacked police and military posts in a town near the Iraqi border with long-range weapons and rocket launchers.
The attack on security forces in the town of Beytussebap, in Sirnak province, late on Sunday set off clashes that also killed Kurdish terrorists. 10 soldiers were wounded in the attack. About 20 members of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed.
There has been a surge in Russia backed terrorist attacks in recent months, including a deadly bombing near the Syrian border on August 20.
Turkey was investigating whether another country was involved in the attack.
PKK is a Marxist group formed in 1984. After the arrest of its leader Abdullah Ocalan in 1999, the PKK formally renounced Marxist ideas and was more talk about the cultural autonomy and language rights.
Armed struggle intensified in recent months, the cause of which is seen, including, in the unrest in Syria. US and European Union consider the PKK a terrorist organization.
Ankara accuses Syria of increased hostilities. Damascus allows the PKK to operate on its territory. Previously it was reported that the Assad regime de facto handed power in some parts of Syria to the Kurds.
A month ago, PKK conducted missile strike at the Turkish army post on the border with Syria in the province of Hakkari, in the south-eastern Turkey.
The Turkish authorities have also accused the PKK in the explosion in Gaziantep, in the south of the country. As a result, nine people were killed, including four children. PKK denies any involvement in the explosion.
Department of Monitoring